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The 2015 Honda Civic Type-R uses an Earth Dreams engine

North American consumers unfortunately do not have the opportunity to purchase the Honda Civic Type-R. The most powerful Civic is reserved only for the European market, so we must turn to the Honda Civic Si if we want a little more power under the hood of our Civic.

Honda has unveiled the new 2015 Honda Civic Type R with pictures showing the car on the track in Tochigi Japan. Interestingly, the new Type-R makes use of Honda’s Earth Dreams technology that aims to improve efficiency and reduce energy losses in the engine and various mechanical components of Honda cars. This results in improved fuel economy and an overall cleaner car.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged Earth Dreams engine found in the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R produces a grand total of 276 horses, but Honda did not give more details on the model. It goes on sale in Europe in 2015.

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